VertBaconStrips (1947) - Assat, Alberta, - FEB 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a small head. Plenty of deep roasted malts, oats, very sweet cocoa nibs, mild coffee, vanilla, hints of a sweet fruit - perhaps orange, maybe coconut nose. Carrot sweetness. The taste is a let down. Plenty of dark choco on the sweet side, dull dusty something, light coffee, almond. Light hop. Ok mouthfeel. Meh.
Ferris (1196) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Roasted malts, molasses and some light chocolate notes. Jet black with a frothy light brown head. Lots of chocolate up front but none of the richness or bitterness I expect from dark chocolate. The finish is more milk chocolate and although it is a relatively clean finish it doesn’t lend itself to its name. A nice beer, but I am not tasting what I expect from the description.
RD400F (141) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
65cl bottle to english pint glass...
Aroma: Sour, roast malt, very slight butterscotch notes. No chocolate yet.
Appearance: Transparent dark brown with a minimal off white head that disappears to a foam ring.
Taste: Tastes like your typical porter with a slight chocolate twist. For some reason though it does seem a bit chalky and more sour than I’d like.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel, co2 is light making the beer seem a bit more chocolatey and creamy.
Overall: Average brew, not all that great and not shitty.
andrewturba (724) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown with some light coming through and a thin spotty tan for that leaves a few faint spots on the glass. Aroma is dark cocoa, roasted malts, vanilla, dried dark fruit, and coffee notes. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, dark cocoa, a malty sweetness, and a mild bitterness near the finish though overall a little watery.
Reimer96 (832) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear dark black with a red tinge and a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, dark dried fruits and coffee. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and a nice bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is high and slightly unpleasant but really brings out the chocolate.
RyanE (98) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with some reddish brown. Coffee bean and chocolate aromas. Deep roasted malt, slight bitterness on the finish. Doesn’t linger too long. Carbonation was too much for me, getting a mouth full of foam with every sip.
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut, brown lace. Roasted aroma with broad chocolate motes. Creamy medium full body, dry on the exit. Really nice cocoa notes, certainly worth the effort that went into it. Pleasant.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color; medium sized head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa powder, but also dusty and metallic. The mouthfeel is rather smooth, not too dry; quite good flavor of roasted malt and chocolate; correct bitterness.
Straightforward, but also very good.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle purchased from a BC liqour store in Vernon, BC on 07/02/2012. Colour: As expected, almost black but with surprisingly white creamy head. Nose: Hot toast, manuere, fresh ground cocao. Lots and lots of swirling brings out freshly ground coffee. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Lot’s of coffee up front, and damn good coffee at that. A strong honey sweetness mid-palate. Only faint cocoa taste but a lovely cup of coffee it was. A bit too sticky in the mouth.
reebtogi (3703) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours deep amber color with a small off-white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate malts and mild hops. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and mild hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A typical chocolate porter.